Richard Fortey Fossils

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Fossils

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This introduction offers an explanation of how fossils are a product of our evolving habitat. The emphasis is on what paleontology is really about, how the paleontologist tries to find out the ways in which fossil animals lived and how geological processes have interacted with the history of life.

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Richard Fortey is a paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London. His many books include "Earth: An Intimate History", "The Hidden Landscape: A Journey into the Geological Past", and "Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution".

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In this attractive, well-illustrated book, Richard Fortey traces a more or less chronological progression from early Precambrian life through the vertebrates, including hominids, giving due credit to the great diversity and abundance of invertebrate fossils. Fortey also explains the essential biological, taxonomic and geological concepts that underlie paleontology...Fortey maintains the reader's interest throughout by his use of lyrical, commonly humorous language and excellent black-and-white drawings and color photographs...This book offers an excellent introduction to paleontology, pulling together in a concise manner the multiple facets that make contemporary paleontology a dynamic and exciting field of study. (Samantha A. Harlow and Joseph G. Carter American Scientist)

This book is not a field guide, yet it provides essential information that many field guides lack. It is not a picture book, yet it provides many good pictures of fossils. It is not a textbook, yet it provides excellent text on fossils. So, what is it? Answer: It is a rarity among its flashier rivals in the publishing trade. Fossils is a clearly written, straightforward book...This is an excellent and intelligent book. (William C. Philips The Science Teacher)

[This book] is written in a clear and engaging style, technical terms are minimized but well defined, and complex concepts are simplified yet accurately presented such that both novice and professional will profit from this work...Fortey's many years of service as a paleontologist with the British Museum of Natural History prepared him well for the technical material presented, but his superb writing ability will account for much of the probable success of this book. It should appeal...to anyone interested in a very readable account of the history of life on our planet. ( Choice)

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Book Description The Natural History Museum, United Kingdom, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Revised edition. 256 x 196 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is a clear and authoritative introduction to fossils, their study and their use in reconstructing the history of life on Earth. Paleontologist Richard Fortey explains in accessible language what fossils are, how they form, and how they help us to understand Earth s geological past and the emergence of life. Drawing on the latest information, he discusses evolution and extinction, the economic uses of fossils, such as oil and coal, as well as offering advice for making a fossil collection. Extensively illustrated throughout, Fossils is an up-to-date guide to our understanding of the fossil record and the significance of fossil finds. It will appeal to all those with an interest in our past and will encourage the reader to study further and enjoy our geological legacy. Bookseller Inventory # AA29780565092337

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Book Description The Natural History Museum, United Kingdom, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Revised edition. 256 x 196 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is a clear and authoritative introduction to fossils, their study and their use in reconstructing the history of life on Earth. Paleontologist Richard Fortey explains in accessible language what fossils are, how they form, and how they help us to understand Earth s geological past and the emergence of life. Drawing on the latest information, he discusses evolution and extinction, the economic uses of fossils, such as oil and coal, as well as offering advice for making a fossil collection. Extensively illustrated throughout, Fossils is an up-to-date guide to our understanding of the fossil record and the significance of fossil finds. It will appeal to all those with an interest in our past and will encourage the reader to study further and enjoy our geological legacy. Bookseller Inventory # AA29780565092337

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Book Description The Natural History Museum. Hardback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Fossils: The Key to the Past (Revised edition), Richard A. Fortey, This is a clear and authoritative introduction to fossils, their study and their use in reconstructing the history of life on Earth. Paleontologist Richard Fortey explains in accessible language what fossils are, how they form, and how they help us to understand Earth's geological past and the emergence of life. Drawing on the latest information, he discusses evolution and extinction, the economic uses of fossils, such as oil and coal, as well as offering advice for making a fossil collection. Extensively illustrated throughout, Fossils is an up-to-date guide to our understanding of the fossil record and the significance of fossil finds. It will appeal to all those with an interest in our past and will encourage the reader to study further and enjoy our geological legacy. Bookseller Inventory # B9780565092337

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